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Church news: Dec. 18, 2015

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Allen Chapel

Rev. Robert Marshall is the pastor. Located on KY 55 in Finchville.

Bagdad Baptist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

Beechridge Baptist

Located on Beechridge Road in Bagdad.

Bethel A.M.E.

Sunday school is 9:45 a.m., worship at 11. Located at 414 Henry Clay Street. The pastor is Rev. MacArthur Pendleton.

Bethesda Church of God

Call 633-7500. Located at 2246 Taylorsville Road.

Buffalo Lick Baptist

Sunday school is 10 a.m., worship at 11. Located at 2530 Elmburg Road. The pastor is Rev. Jeff Peed.

Burks Branch Baptist

Candlelight service will be Sunday evening, with caroling and fellowship at the Price’s after caroling. Bring a dessert or a snacky dish. There will be no church services on Wednesday evening. The church will serve the men at Open Door of Hope Men's Shelter at 7 p.m. Dec. 26. Let Autumn know if you would like to provide a dish. The WOM continues to collect for the women’s shelter, bring hygiene items, things for children; Whitney Young, snack items; A Loving Touch, baby items, volunteers. Sunday services this week will begin with Sunday school at 9:50 a.m. and worship service at 11. There will be a business meeting after the worship service Sunday. Wednesday night services begin at 6:30 p.m. with JAM-Jesus and Me for kids and prayer meeting for adults. Choir practice begins at 7 p.m. Help grow our Mission Involvement Fund by enrolling your card at Kroger.com/rewards-NPO 12461. Follow us on Facebook at Friends of Burk's Branch Baptist Church, Twitter @burks_branch. Located at 2023 Fox Run Road.

Catholic Church of Annunciation

RCIA sessions will not meet for the next two weeks, Christmas Break. For more information contact Deacon Joseph Bland.

Centenary United Methodist

Pastor Knipp has chosen for his Sunday sermon, "A Message of Peace," from the scripture Matthew 1:18-25. The worship planning meeting will be 2 p.m. Monday. Church council meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Monday. Because of the Christmas Holiday, there will be no Quilters meeting on Wednesday as well as the Wednesday evening programming. In observance of Christmas, the church office will be Christmas Day. Beginning the first Wednesday of 2016, there will be no Wednesday evening fellowship dinners but the regular programming will continue.

Centennial Baptist

Youth and adult Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11. Bible study will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. E-mail wearesaved2015@gmail.com. Located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg. Rev. Norris Beckley Sr. is the pastor.

Christiansburg Baptist

Sunday school classes begin at 9:45 a.m., church services at 11, evening services at 6 p.m. and Wednesday Bible study 6:30 p.m. A children’s choir meets every first and third Sunday of each month during the worship period. Located at 1037 Frys-Oldburg Road in Bagdad.

Clay Street Baptist

Skating will be 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday for $5. Contact Lou or Connie Manica at 655-1758, 529-6254 or 633-5922.

Clayvillage Baptist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m., children’s worship 11:15 a.m., evening service 6:30. Children's ministry and adults' prayer time is 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; choir practice follows. Call 321-2757. Located at 46 Lawson Lane, just off U.S. 60.

Cropper Baptist

Lottie Moon offering is being collected during the month of December. Time to bring in your "In Memory Of" Poinsettia's.  A potluck Christmas lunch will be Sunday after worship. Business meeting will be Sunday after worship. Sunday school is at 9:50 a.m. and worship at 11. Located at 2164 Flood Road in Pleasureville.

Crossroad Lighthouse

Services are 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. The pastor is Rev. Paul Harvey, 220-1810 or 655-2332. Located at 220 Clear Creek Road in Eminence.

Dover Baptist

Bible study for all ages is 10 a.m. on Sunday, worship at 11 followed by a Baptismal service. There will be no services Wednesday. Church at prayer and children’s choir rehearsal will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, adult choir rehearsal at 7:20. Visit www.doverbaptist.net, call 633-0502 or check out the church Facebook page. Rev. Ben Early is the pastor.

Elk Creek Missionary Baptist

Located at 504 Elk Creek Road.

Elmburg Baptist

Bible study is at 6 p.m. Sunday.Located at 11307 Elmburg Road.

Faithpointe

Service begins at 10:30 a.m. preceded by prayer at 9:30. Located at 709 Mount Eden Road.

Father's Love

Father’s Love is an urban ministry of Living Waters Church, located at 624 Henry Clay Street.

Finchville Baptist

Church offices will be closed on Christmas Eve Day.Visit www.finchvillebaptist.com and click on Youth News or call 834-7973. Located at 5270 Taylorsville Road in Finchville.

First Baptist Shelbyville

The Salvation Army bell ringing will be Friday. Contact mhollingsworth@shelbyvillebaptist.com for the schedule. The FBC Pre-school will host the parents and grandparents in Elsey Chapel at 9:30 a.m. for a "Christmas Wonderland," led by Wendy Lyons. Contact clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com. UPWARD game #2, starting with teams at 9 a.m. and finishing around 1 p.m. will be Saturday. Contact clynn@shelbyvillebaptist.com. Senior Pastor Dr. R. Maurice Hollingsworth preaches at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services on "The Unshakeable Hope in an Era of Despair" Sunday. Isaiah 11:1-10 is the Biblical text. Bible Fellowship is at 9:45 a.m. Geoffrey McGillen, minister to senior adults, will lead singing and a Christmas devotional at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. at Crestview. Fielding Ballard and Geoffrey lead singing and a Christmas devotional at Crescent Place and Amber Oaks. Christmas Caroling family ministry begins at the FBC building at 5:30 p.m. in the small dining room with the assignment of various senior adult neighborhoods throughout the city. Church families will offer Christmas carols in different neighborhoods from 6 to 7 p.m. Return to the church for hot chocolate and fresh baked cookies after 7 p.m. With Shelby County schools on Christmas break, there will be no pre-school classes starting Dec. 21. The church office will be closed Dec. 23-25. No sanctuary choir rehearsal Dec. 23 and 30th. Services will be at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve. Celebrate Recovery will hold its meeting following the service, beginning around 6 p.m. in the Student Room.

First Christian

The children will present their Christmas play during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The CWF will have their tables up from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday offering cutlery, pecans, brooms, sweet treats and much more for sale. The Nurture committee will host a New Year's Eve celebration from 8 p.m. until midnight on Dec. 31. Those attending are asked to bring an appetizer to share. Entertainment will be provided by Hush Harbor and Jonathon Jackson. The prayer group will meet 10 a.m. each Thursday. All are welcome to pray with the group. Call 633-3345 if you have any questions or prayer concerns. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. and there are classes available for all ages. A nursery is available during Sunday School and the 11 a.m. worship service. The church is a collection site for Water Step. Donations of new and used shoes create clean drinking water for people in need. Shoes of all types are acceptable – from flip-flops to high heels, from boots to football cleats. The church is collecting used hearing-aid batteries, box tops, Campbell’s labels, eyeglasses, plastic bags from Kroger, Walmart, etc., coupons either current or expired, canceled postage stamps, pop tops from aluminum cans for mission projects. The weekly sermons may be read online at www.davidcharlton.blogspot.com, viewed online on YouTube and you may follow FCC on twitter @fccshelbyville. Located at 60 Disciples Way (formerly 1000 Eminence Pike).

1st Harmony Worship Center

Sunday school is 9 a.m., worship service at 10:30.Located at Waldridge Center, at Clear Creek Park, 717 Burks Branch Road. Rev. Don and Claudia Burley are the founder and co-founder.

First Presbyterian

We will assemble food baskets starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. We plan to distribute 50 baskets and have received donations so far to cover 38 of those ($25 each). We also have lots of toys for the younger children BUT NEED toys/nail polish/makeup/books/sports equipment, etc., for children ages 10-14, approximately 30 children in that age range on the list. Plus we can always use extra canned/non-perishable foods to supplement the food baskets for larger families. Bring your items and donations anytime this week OR when you come to help on Saturday morning. Youth Covenant Group will meet at 8:45 a.m. Saturday to help assemble the Christmas Food Baskets. Afterwards, they will head out for a "treat" together. Sunday school classes for all ages are available (children, youth and adults) starting at 9:45 a.m. The Handchime choir practices at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Good Grief meets for lunch following worship every Sunday. Check with Barbara Troyer for location. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Adult choir rehearsal is 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. RISE & SHINE by donating a box of cereal for the Serenity Center. Breakfast items are especially needed at the food bank. Donations may be placed on the table in the Assembly Room. Contact Stephanie Schmidt. The Mitten Tree is up and ready to accept gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, socks and other items to help keep children warm this winter. The church will ring the Salvation Army Bell at Walmart on Christmas Eve. Signup sheet is posted. Only seven slots remain, talk to Gary Steinhilber.

Grace Assembly of God

Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Praise and worship at 10:30. Children’s church for ages 4-12 and a nursery are provided. Wednesday Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Located on Highway 60 West, across from Claudia Sanders.

Grace Fellowship of Waddy

Call 829-5777. Located at 2865 Waddy Road.

Graefenburg Baptist

Past performances are available at www.youtube.com/hosannahouse. Visit www.gbcfamily.com or call 829-5324. Located on U.S. 60, just west of the Shelby/Franklin County line.

Graefenburg Christian

Located at 5900 Louisville Road and the intersection of U.S. 60 and Highway 151 at Graefenburg.

Greater Shiloh Temple

Everyone is welcome to worship and fellowship with us. We are temporarily located at 1857 Midland Trail. The pastor is Justin Barnes.

Greater Tabernacle

Sunday school begins at 10:30 a.m.Bible Study is 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Call 502-655-7207.Located at 181 Alpine Drive in Shelbyville. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is pastor.

Harvest Community

Located at 165 Alpine Drive.

Hempridge Baptist

Check out the church’s Facebook page. Located near Waddy.

Highland Baptist

A Christmas outing and Creation Museum will be on Saturday. Sign up at the church. The Noblemen will be in concert at the church at 7 p.m. on Dec. 31. Everyone is welcome. Visit www.highlandbaptistky.com. Call the church office at 633-3516 for more information. Located at 511 Mount Eden Road. 

Holy Cross Lutheran

Call 647-3696. Located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike (the corner of Hwy. 53 South and Old Seven Mile Pike).

House of Grace Ministry

E-mail HouseOfGraceChildren@yahoo.com or call 502-821-8635.

Indian Fork Baptist

Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., worship service at 11, Bible study/prayer, and youth and team kids at 6 p.m. Check the church on Facebook. Located at 6776 Bagdad Road.

Kingdom House

Mid-week gathering is on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. E-mail josh@theKH.org for more information.Visit www.theKH.org or call 502-803-0093. Located at 320 Main Street. Pastors are Josh and Melissa Settles.

Lighthouse Baptist

Located at 696 Frankfort Road, across from Masonic Home Shelbyville. Rev. Charles E. Ashby is the pastor.

Little Union Baptist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Worship service is 11. Call 502-252-7051, the pastor at 252-0126 or E-mail LUBCMail@yahoo.com.Located at 4620 Little Union Road in Taylorsville.

Living Waters

Located at 5425 Frankfort Road.

Masonic Home Chapel

Worship services begin at 10 a.m.

Mount Eden Christian

Located at 12241 Mount Eden Road in Mount Eden.

Mount Moriah Baptist

Located in Mount Eden.

Mount Pleasant Baptist

Located at 4429 Aiken Road in Todds Point.

New Beginning Pentecostal

Sunday school is 10:30 a.m., morning service 11:30, and Wednesday at 7 p.m.William D. Beasley is the pastor. Located at 646 Frankfort Road.

New Covenant

Located at 630 Mack Walter Road. Joseph Humphrey Jr. is the pastor.

New Greater First Baptist

Located in Simpsonville. Rev. E.W. Terry is the pastor.

New Hope

Worship begins at 11 a.m. Sunday. Visit www.newhopechurchky.org. Located at 1745 Robin Road in Shelbyville.

New Life Baptist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m.; worship is at 11 a.m.; and Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. Located at 2378 Waddy Road in Waddy.

New Mount Zion

Youth Bible study at CDC, formerly the Mulberry Building, begins at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 633-7991. Located at 704 Washington St.

Old Country Church

Call 502-738-5081. Located at 3596 Mount Eden Road near the Anderson, Shelby and Spencer County lines. The pastor is Lonny Peach.

Olive Branch United Methodist

Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., worship at 11 and 6 p.m. Located at 6383 Zaring Mill Road. Rev. Wallace Votaw, 322-5075, is the pastor.

Open Door Christian Center

Service times are 9 a.m. worship, Sunday school at 10 and 7 p.m. on Thursday. Call502-252-9154. Located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield. Pastors are David and Lagonda Nichols.

Penny’s Chapel

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11. Call Deacon Brad Martin, 502-680-0782. Located at 300 Lincoln St. (Harvey Hall building) in Lawrenceburg. Rev. Les Whitlock is the senior pastor.

Pigeon Fork Baptist

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., worship at 11. Find us on Facebook or Twitter. Located at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road near Waddy.

Pleasant Hill Christian

Call 321-0564. Located 5 miles south of Mount Eden.

Pleasant View Baptist

The church is located at 789 Clore-Jackson Road.

Refuge Temple Church of God in Christ

Located at 1100 Equity St. Rev. Timothy Parks is the pastor.

Rhema Christian Assembly

Located at 561 Rockbridge Road. Visit rhemachristianassembly.org. Rev. Terry Yeager.

Rockbridge United Methodist

Fourth Sunday of Advent will be Sunday. Adult and children's Sunday school is at 10 a.m., worship at 11. The message will be Anticipating Justice from the scripture Luke 1:39-55. There will be no activities Wednesday. Merry Christmas to all. Located at 5317 Rockbridge Road, at the intersection of Rockbridge and KY-714 (Hempridge Road). Call 502-330-7273. Rev. Marcia Woodyard is the pastor.

Salem Baptist

Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and worship at 11. Discipleship training is 6:30 p.m. Evening service is at 7. Prayer meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday. RAs, GAs and youth at 7.

Seventh-day Adventist

The church continues the Hope for Humanity ingathering campaign through the month of December.The church is located at 4401 Frankfort Road.

Shelby Congregational

Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m., worship at 11:15. Bible study is from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Located at 109 Martin Luther King Street. The pastor is Ronald Walker.

Shelbyville Wesleyan

Call 633-0488. Located at 2713 Mount Eden Road.

Simpsonville Baptist

The Daniel Plan begins at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 3 in the fellowship hall. Glorifying God in the way we eat, move and think, this plan is a groundbreaking healthy lifestyle program founded on biblical principles and focused on Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.

Simpsonville Christian

Worship is at 10:50 AM. Sunday school classes are at 9:45 a.m. (traditional) and 10 a.m. (contemporary), with worship at 10:50. Nursery, worship and wonder, and children’s church are provided during the worship service. Sermon videos are online at www.simpsonvillecc.org. Call 722-8995, visit the Website and Facebook page. “The Little White Church Building on the Corner” is located on the corner of U.S. 60 and Old Veechdale Road.

Simpsonville United Methodist

Celebrating 175 years of ministry with the Simpsonville Community. Sunday school is 9:45 a.m., worship at 8:45 or 10:45. We are working on several outreach projects for our community that need people who can crochet and knit and sew.

St. James Episcopal

Holy Eucharist is 10 a.m. Sundayand at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The need for seasonal clothing, all sizes, continues. Located at 629 Main Street.

St. John United Methodist

Services will be at 11:40 a.m. each Sunday. Located at 212 Martin Luther King Street. Rev. Robert Marshall Sr. is the pastor.

Victory Baptist

Service starts at 10:30 a.m. Located at 715 Main Street. The pastor is Rev. Marc Webb.

Waddy Baptist

Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., with the weekly worship service at 11. Call 829-5164. Located at 3130 Waddy Road.

Waddy Christian

Sunday school is from 10 to 10:45 a.m., and worship from 11 to noon. Bible study is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 502-437-9213 or visit waddychristianchurch@gmail.com.

Waddy Church of Faith

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., and worship is at 11 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. Located at 5967 Waddy Road.

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